Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine is not required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Uganda?

0 New COVID cases in Uganda
0 New COVID deaths in Uganda
22.59% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Basic facts about Uganda

Uganda is a medium-sized country located in Eastern Africa. The capital of Uganda is Kampala and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in Uganda is Ugandan shilling (UGX).

What taxi apps are available in Uganda?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Uganda.

Uber is available only in one city: Kampala. Bolt is available only in one city: Kampala.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate. See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Ugandan shilling (UGX)Official currency
1 EUR~3856.09 UGX
1 USD~3648.05 UGX

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Uganda?

There is one common plug type used in Uganda:

Type G 240 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Uganda?

Currently, citizens of 33 countries can enter Uganda without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Uganda?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Uganda.

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Is it safe in Uganda?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 19, 2022, the risk level for Uganda was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Uganda

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Uganda:

Democratic Republic of the CongoKenyaRwandaSouth SudanTanzania
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